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Madness in May: AXPONA and Vancouver Recap

I don’t think it’s fair to say that May was “full”. That is, it’s not fair to the word “full”.

We were busy.

Four audio shows hit… 359 more words

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AXPONA 2015: An Outsider Looks In

by Josh Emmons

My tastes in music are discouragingly popular. I crave ABA structures, uplifting hooks, and transportive bridges. I am inspired by key changes. My first cassette tape was Different Light. 712 more words

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AXPONA 2015: Grant Fidelity and PureAudioProject

It’s not often that seeing a vendor at an audio show warms my heart, but seeing that Grant Fidelity is still kicking makes me incredibly happy. 191 more words

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AXPONA 2015: Gingko, Wells, LampizatOr, Dana Cable

I’ve been hanging out in Gingko Audio rooms at shows since about 2006, and I’ve heard at least umpteen-dozen of their show setups since then. I almost always dig them. 268 more words

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AXPONA 2015: Classic Audio, Atma-Sphere, Purist Audio Design

Scot Hull likes to accuse me of being too negative. I keep trying to tell him that I’m not negative, it’s just that people keep shoving half-empty glasses at me. 624 more words

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AXPONA 2015: Brokenpress Design+Fabrication

Not everything at an audio show has to sound good. That makes sense. If we were honest with each other, we’d admit that this “it’s all about the music” line of bull we peddle each other is complete nonsense. 161 more words

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AXPONA 2015: Gibson Les Paul Reference Monitors

by Josh Emmons

Here’s the thing, Gibson and I got off on the wrong foot.

I have many more fingers in the guitar world than the audio enthusiast one. 705 more words

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